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to start working back up the hill because we're getting too close. >> reporter: the fire chief told us that firefighters will have the opportunity to talk with counselors about what they went through, for most firefighters it will be voluntary, for a few it'll be mandatory. reporting live in san bruno, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we've posted stories from firefighters describing the moments right before the explosion. it's our website at ktvu.com. >>> tonight for the first time, we're hearing the audio tapes from fire dispatch and energy crews in the first few minutes after the explosion. >> we need to do a law enforcement alert. call a fourth alarm for this. it appears we have a plane down in a neighborhood. multiple structures on fire. >> we have multiple houses, we have possibly several blocks on fire at this time. >>> well as you heard there was some confusion at first as to what exactly was caused the flames. when everyone initially thinking it was an airplane. it ended uptaking 20 minutes before officials realized it was a gas line explosion not a plane crash. >>> tonight
the damage around it, the location of the fatalities, all of those things so the information will help us determine the cause of it but most of the work on that site has now been completed so we're shifting to sort of the next phase which includes looking at documents. we're getting a good flow of documents from pg&e. we've given them an extensive list of documents we want to see. we're getting a good flow of documents from them. we'll be starting to visit the sites that control -- the control and monitoring sites at the milpitas and martin end that control and monitor the flow of gas through the pipes. so we'll start that visit. we'll start the visits to the two valves. the valves have been tagged which means to preserve the evidence. we've asked that the valves not be moved until we have an opportunity to examine them in detail. so we'll start that aspect of the investigation. we'll be looking at the seismic records to see if there could have been some seismic activity that re-- related to the breach of the pipe. we've started to receive some of the tests for some of the pg&e employee,
up to us, next door neighbors across the street, saying i can you come take a lack it our house as well. >> reporter: along with the efforts insurance adjusters could be seen assessing the damages at the time of the explosion. connie morales was home at the time and even when her home is restored she said moving back will not be easy. >> i'll never feel the same, you know. it was an experience that you'll never forget. >> reporter: a trade group that represents california insurance companies told me today that they have not yesterday had the opportunity to formulate a concrete damageest for this neighborhood. they say their adjusters are still doing work, we saw some of them out here today. right now their routest stands apt tens of millions of dollars. >>> today we know more about exactly what pg&e knew about the pipe before that explosion thursday. let's go to tom vacar with more on that part of our coverage. >> reporter: hi. opening story, the consumer advocacy group the utility reform network says they may have sown the seeds for this disaster three years ago. >> there are c
happened in walnut creek. a man in an suv approached a 13- year-old boy and tried to use a common ruse. >> the juvenile didn't know who he was but he said he was supposed to pick him up. that was a clue to the young man because he just walked off and the man drove off. >>> the suspect is a thin hispanic man in his 50s. police are looking for a white man with a heavy accident. in walnut creek the man is a heavy set man in his 40s or 50s. live in brentwood, i'm john sasaki. >>> to the peninsula where that devastated neighborhood in san bruno is beginning to undergo dramatic changes. exactly two weeks after a natural pipeline explosion destroyed dozens of homes. today's crews using heavy machinery are starting to clean up before the rebuilding begins. >> reporter: progress is starting in small steps. this is one of the homes where crews began today removing large materials and started scraping the soil. all day excavators scooped up blackened and burned debris of what was once someone's home. >> they picked up my rv and threw it in the garbage. there wasn't much to throw away. >> reporter
with meg whitman for an subject. he joins us to tell us what whitman said. >> meg whitman denied it all, today, lies she said. >> the charges are not true. the charges are absolutely not true. >> reporter: she says you were abusive, pregnancy discrimination, humiliated her? >> it's a lie. absolutely a lie. she was a great employee, we had a great relationship, it's absolutely a lie. >> reporter: whitman was campaigning at cisco headquarters in san jose when her former housekeeper nicky diaz and celebrity attorney gloria al dread made her charges. suffice it to say not one reporter asked her any question about cisco, every question was about her housekeeper. >> we hired her through an agency that had a documented 1099, a california driver's license, she was documented to work in this country, we had no reason to suspect otherwise, not at all. >> reporter: the whitman campaign says consider the source, gloria allred. they say that allred is part of a "democratic party sleaze machine." they call allred a shameful manipulate tore known for high profile, sometimes unsubstantiated, claims. >>
us a look at the investigation. the agency said it'll take a year to figure out the cause because it plans to look at everything from pipe corrosion to possible damage. then there's also this issue it's investigating. >> an hour and a half to turn off the valves. there's no question that turning it off sooner would have resulted in less damage. >> reporter: even the president of pg & e admitted -- >> shut off valves in that instance, assuming they would have worked would have turned it faster than we could have. >> reporter: the cpuc fell on its sword admitting -- >> something went wrong we were all doing our jobs and the explosion happened any way. that means something else has to happen. >> reporter: better move fast, that was what's senator boxer said to the council. >> we can't wait for another accident. this one cut deep into a community. you were there, it stops your heart. >> reporter: a growing number of california lawmakers are pushing for a bill that among other things would require automatic shut off valves, but the bill is still in the beginning stages, that is pushing
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